Three Den Essential Soaps

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by fishcrow, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    What three soaps would everyone consider essential to their dens. Soaps that you use regularly in your rotation.
    My three are;
    Mama Bear's right now it's Hydrogen. Any of the Mama's Bear soap.
  2. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    In no particular order...

    1. Dalan D'men Sensitive (made in Turkey)
    2. TSD Yin Yang
    3. Nancy Boy Signature
  3. byrd

    byrd Well-Known Member

    1. Arko
    2. Tabac
    3. Mama Bears Ye old barber shoppe
  4. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    I've got to go with;
    1. TSD - any scent
    2. MWF
    3. Arko
  5. southernscribbler

    southernscribbler Well-Known Member

    VDH deluxe
    D'men cool
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  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    How about 2 soaps and a cream?

    Arko Shave Stick
    Klar Kabinett
    C.O. Bigelow SC

    I have some others around, but these three products seem to make up the majority of my shaves.
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  7. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    While I have others, these are my current essentials:

    TSD (various scents)
    Renaissance Man and Arko (tied for 3rd)

    PS: Have used L'Occitane Cade 3 times and it is giving my above favorites some serious competition.
  8. SharpSpine

    SharpSpine Well-Known Member

    1. Cella
    2. Arko
    1. Speick
    2. C.O. Bigelow
    3. TSD Wheat (I feel this will be moving up as I use it more and keep getting closer to it's sweet spot!)
  9. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    EU Palmolive Stick
    Arko Stick

    How could I forget Maca Root from the Body Shop. I'm using up some other products now, but that will make a regular rotation spot again soon.
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  10. newb

    newb Resident Newb

    I agree totally 1000% I do stretch the soaps to 4 essentials
    Palmolive stick (grated in a mug)
    Arko (smashed in a mug)

    Florena is my favorite but Lately I've been really digging the cheap Gibbs.
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  11. Johnny

    Johnny Little Boy Blue

    Proraso - Green Tub or Arko
  12. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Something Italian
    An artisan product of sorts, for when you want something unique.
  13. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    TSD (whatever scent I have at the time)
    I have many others I really like, but nothing that is IMHO essential after these two. Don't want to cheat so bad I list half a dozen soaps as tied for third.
  14. lradke

    lradke and doggone it, people like me

    MdC (until used up)

    The MWF is a must for winter here. It gets too dry to use anything less moisturizing to the skin. The MdC is a sample that I use regularly, but hopefully I will have more by the time it is used up, if not it will be replaced by one of my MEM creams as a regular. And TSD soap is really nice (not drying either I find).
  15. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Listing some as "tied for 3rd" would not be cheating, but rather be a professional accommodation.
  16. bc9

    bc9 Member

    3 I wouldn't be with out...
  17. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I Colonial, Tabac, MdC, DR Harris Almond, C&E Sienna, and Edwin Jagger. The more I use the EJ, the more I like it. That's as narrowed down as I'm going, lol.
  18. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Active Member

    I consider MWF and Tabac my workhorse tallow soaps, with anything made by Mama Bear as number three. Everything else is just for fun.
  19. Etoyoc

    Etoyoc Backwards

    1) something TSD (usually ISZ)
    2) Tabac or MWF/Kent
    3) an Italian style soft soap
  20. Slivovitz

    Slivovitz Well-Known Member

    If my top three were not available, I wouldn't be unhappy with the next three, or the three after that, or probably a few others. However, it would be a shame if I couldn't find:
    1. Mitchell's Wool Fat
    2. Williams
    3. Arko
    I don't count vintage soaps, just because the supply is already unpredictable.

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